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Photo 4(1)The Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project moves forward with demolition work that will require bridge closures. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will periodically close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic beginning on Saturday, August 1 through Friday, August 21.

The closures are necessary to safely demolish the existing tower deck slab at Pier 6. Activities include, but are not limited to, saw cutting, hammering, and loading of trucks. Boston-bound vehicles will use the inbound detour via 3rd Street or Memorial Drive to Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Route 28). The detour routes are described below. Due to height restrictions on Memorial Drive, trucks and buses should use the 3rd Street route only. Bike and pedestrian traffic will be maintained across the bridge at all times.

MassDOT will implement Longfellow Bridge closures as follows:

Saturday, August 1
• From 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
• Longfellow Bridge closed to vehicular traffic

Friday, August 7 to Monday, August 10
• From 11:00 PM on August 7 to 5:00 AM on August 10
• Longfellow Bridge closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the weekend

Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13
• From 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM each night
• Longfellow Bridge closed to vehicular traffic each night
• The bridge will be reopened to traffic the following mornings at 5:00 AM

Friday, August 14 to Monday, August 17
• From 11:00 PM on August 14 to 5:00 AM on August 17
• Longfellow Bridge closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the weekend

Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21
• From 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM each night
• Longfellow Bridge closed to vehicular traffic each night
• The bridge will be reopened to traffic the following mornings at 5:00 AM

Inbound Detour Routes: All motor vehicles will be detoured using one of two routes. Passenger vehicles may use Memorial Drive westbound to make a U-turn at Ames Street for access to Memorial Drive eastbound to Land Boulevard and Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Route 28) to reach Leverett Circle, or 3rd Street and Binney Street to reach Land Boulevard. Height restrictions are in place for Memorial Drive, so all buses and trucks must use 3rd Street and Binney Street to reach Land Boulevard and Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Route 28).

The Cambridge-bound detour remains in place using the existing signed route from Charles Circle following Charles Street to Leverett Circle, Monsignor O’Brien Highway (Route 28)/Charles River Dam Road and Land Boulevard.

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is subject to change without notice. All lane restrictions and closures, and construction activities are weather dependent.
For more information on the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/longfellowbridge.

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